Tag Archives: labor

Employee Free Choice Act – Still Worth Fighting For

An article posted in last Friday’s New York Times is certainly getting a lot of attention by left folks around the labor movement and beyond. Reaction has varied, but for folks who’ve managed to miss the flurry of tweets, facebook … Continue reading

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Is My Union Gomperist?

The AFL leader for most of the early 20th century was Samuel Gompers, an English immigrant cigarmaker.  His strategy and method of unionism was so well-established that it has since been termed “Gomperism.”  Gomperism is commonly known as business unionism.  … Continue reading

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Two Federations, Little Improvement: An Evaluation of the Split in the Trade Union Movement

In early September 2005 labor activists in Freedom Road Socialist Organization / Organización Socialista del Camino para la Libertad (FRSO/OSCL) met for a weekend. The primary purpose of this meeting was to evaluate the momentous changes organized labor had recently … Continue reading

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Back in the Day

New York Stone Cutters Riot against Prison Labor  If you ever visit New York University in downtown Manhattan, you'll find a fakey little cobblestone walk right next to the school's information center across from the south side of Washington Square … Continue reading

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Twenty Years of Black Workers For Justice

This year Black Workers For Justice celebrates its twentieth anniversary. For two decades BWFJ has fought dozens of local battles in the South in defense of workers' rights and the Black community. And for two decades, BWFJ has worked to … Continue reading

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This Globe Is Ours: The Kids Are Alright. . .

I went to Seattle with fifteen members of the North Shore Labor Council, from the area between Boston and New Hampshire in Massachusetts. Eleven were from IUE Local 201 at the GE plant in Lynn and Ametek Aerospace in Wilmington … Continue reading

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